SUEZ and Schneider Electric recently joined forces to strengthen their major role in the development of innovative digital solutions in the field of water. Diane Galbe, group senior executive vice-president – smart and environmental solutions business unit and strategy of SUEZ, shares what the joint venture means and how it will accelerate digital growth for the industry.
With SUEZ and Schneider Electric joining forces to create a joint venture, how will it support municipal water operators and industrial players in the acceleration of their digital transformation?
Diane Galbe: This new partnership takes up the challenge to accompany our municipal and industrial customers in an accelerated digital transformation journey through the compass of financial efficiency, environmental sustainability and social value.
- Financial efficiency through the optimisation of water and energy consumption, and Capex control of their assets.
- Environmental sustainability thanks to the water preservation, flood protection and the carbon footprint reduction of their infrastructure.
- Social value by remote management ensures the protection of employees working in the field.
How did the idea to form a joint venture in digital solutions come about?
Galbe: Schneider Electric and SUEZ have a long tradition of working together. Our latest example being the co-designed project called ARMELE, an electrical box, the first-generation remote-control box of its kind for lift stations with onboard intelligence. The success of this collaboration between Schneider Electric and SUEZ is a strong proof of our capacity to put together our capabilities to develop solutions for the benefit of our customers.
In a fast-growing market, where agility and responsive are key, we both want to accelerate and scale up the development of software solutions for water management and to offer our client ever more efficient solutions to meet their environmental challenges. Our vision is to become the undisputed environmental leader in digital water, offering best-in-class software suite for the sustainable and efficient management of municipal and industrial water.
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